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Applying to University

Grade 12 students,

Choosing a college or university is one of the most important decisions an inpidual may make in their lifetime. It is important that students planning to apply in December start their own research NOW! The actual procedure for completing an application form to attend an Ontario college or university is structured and simple; the difficult part of the process is searching for answers to such questions as:

  • Do I really want to go to university/college?
  • Why?
  • What program shall I take?
  • Which university/college is right for me?

Please consult your Guidance Councillor for assistance early in the semester. Often meaningful dialogue takes place once a student has done a little reading or research. Over the next three months many university representatives will be visiting Woodroffe to provide information and field questions. The schedule is available on the school website under Announcements and Google Calendar.

University Application Information

www.ouac.on.ca/101/

Each potential Ontario university applicant will receive the eINFO 2017 Companion Guide that directs students to the important resources available on the eINFO website. Students can perform searches for scholarships, using criteria such as grade range, university, monetary value and more. In addition, eINFO provides the most up to date information about university programs.

DO YOUR RESEARCH:

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2016

During this time, students are urged to become familiar with the reference materials available in Guidance, check university websites and make an appointment with their councillor to discuss their future plans. Guidance also has a computer with Internet access for students to research university and college websites.

WHEN DO I APPLY?

It is best to apply early. PINS (Personal Identification Numbers) will be available to potential grads in late October. Applications received by January 11th, 2017 will be given equal consideration for admission by the universities. APPLY ON-LINE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DEADLINE TO APPLY.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Apply online at www.ouac.on.ca/101/ when you receive your PIN. Each potential WHS grad will be assigned a personal password (PIN) by OUAC (Ontario Universities' Application Centre). There will be an announcement indicating when and where the 'personal PIN' passwords can be picked up. The other items needed are the Woodroffe school code (92550) and your student number. Once you have accessed your online application, you can make changes to all information (except academic data), complete your university and program selections, and submit the online application and the application processing fee ($150.00 for three choices and an additional $50 per choice). Once the application fee is received and validated by OUAC, the online application is transmitted electronically to the universities. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED BY OUAC until this service fee has been received and validated. All payments are made directly to OUAC. On-line credit card payments are processed more quickly than cheques and money-orders.

OUAC will produce and send an application confirmation letter directly to you once they have processed your application.

Starting with the 2017 cycle, if an applicant drops a choice and replaces it with a new choice, the new choice will incur a charge. The only exception is if an applicant deactivates ("drops") a choice and adds a new choice or reactivates the original choice at the same university.

HOW ARE MY MARKS TRANSMITTED?

Your Grade 11 and 12 marks will be transmitted electronically to OUAC mid-November, mid-February, in late April and again in July.

BE SURE your guidance counsellor knows about any night school, summer school, Saturday school, online or correspondence courses you are doing so this information can be sent to OUAC. Students are responsible for bringing report cards for these credits to their guidance counsellor.

The provincial government requires that all repeated subject marks at the Grade 11 and 12 level are available to post-secondary institutions for consideration in the admission process. Each university determines its own institution’s policy regarding the use of these grades.

Please refer to the inpidual university viewbooks and websites for details regarding their admission/selection process.

WHERE DO I SEND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL?

Should you wish to send supplementary material to the university, such as letters of reference, testimonials or documents regarding special circumstances, do not send them to OUAC. OUAC will not copy, process or forward any of this material. Send any such supplementary material directly to the university and identify it by your OUAC reference number. It is best to send this material as soon as you receive your application confirmation letter.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR CHANGING CHOICES?

The recommended last date to submit a program choice change is February 3rd, 2017. Note however that this is not a firm deadline. Changes will be accepted and processed by OUAC at any time.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE AN OFFER OF ADMISSION?

Universities can make offers of admission to you anytime beginning in December 2016, but most offers will be made in March, April and May. The date by which the universities make offers, varies by university and program. May 26th, 2017 is the date by which all Ontario universities must respond to your application for admission. This response will either be: an offer of admission, a refusal, or a deferral pending receipt of specific additional information.

WHEN DO I ACCEPT AN OFFER OF ADMISSION?

June 1st, 2017 is the earliest date by which an Ontario university can REQUIRE that you respond to their offer of admission. If you wish, you can accept or decline an offer before this date.

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT 2017 SUMMER SCHOOL RESULTS?

Final marks obtained at summer school should be sent to universities by students who have been given a conditional acceptance or a deferral in June. These marks must be sent BY THE STUDENT AS SOON AS THEY RECEIVE THEM.

OUAC CONTACT INFORMATION www.ouac.on.ca

Telephone number exclusively for applicant related inquiries: 1-519-823-1063

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT ENGLISH LANGAUGE REQUIRMENTS?

See each university calendar or website to see if you need to prove your proficiency in English. Students whose first language is not English may need to demonstrate that they can cope with the language demands of an English language university. Applicants who have less than three years of high school in English will need to write a language proficiency test.

All international applicants and Canadian citizens whose first language is not English may be required to:

a) Present transcripts to indicate that they have studied full-time for the last three years in a high school in which the primary language of instruction English. OR

b) Present proof that they have successfully completed one of the following language tests: TOEFL, CAEL, Can. Test., IELTS. Fees are charged for these tests.

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